Dr. Jennifer Dowd publishes in Social Science and Medicine: Neighborhood-level stressors, social support, and diurnal patterns of cortisol: the Chicago Community Adult Health Study. The authors found that residents of neighborhoods with higher stress and lower social support had blunted levels of the stress hormone cortisol, suggesting that low rather than high cortisol patterns may […]
Dr. Jack Caravanos publishes in Environmental Research: The Burden of Disease from Pediatric Lead Exposure at Hazardous Waste Sites in 7 Asian Countries with collaborators from Blacksmith Institute and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. The paper describes the collection of environmental data and estimates of childhood disease impairment in 7 Asian Countries. It is part […]
The prevalence of childhood obesity has tripled over the last 25 years, and in addition to increased risks of many chronic diseases, obesity may also be linked to lower skill attainment, poor social competency, and poorer labor outcomes.
New York City has a lower prevalence of obesity and elevated waist circumference but a higher prevalence of elevated waist-to-height ratio than found nationally. Further investigation into the optimal adiposity measure to predict CVD risk across racial/ethnic populations may be warranted.
Dr. Nicholas Freudenberg is a professor at the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College. Dr. Kenneth Olden is dean of the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College. The essay, Getting Serious About the Prevention of Chronic Diseases, is published in this month’s Preventing Chronic Disease.
Dr. Marianne C. Fahs is a professor at the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College and Co- Director of the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging and Longevity. Dr. William T. Gallo is a professor at the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College. Here is the abstract of their most recent publication […]
Dr. Heidi Jones is an assistant professor at the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College. Here is the abstract to her most recent publication appearing in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Background: Reinfection with chlamydia is common and expedited partner therapy (EPT) decreases reinfection in clinical trials. Many clinical practices have adopted EPT […]